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Sunotel Central Hotel
Sunotel Central Hotel is located on the large and wide street - Gran Via Cortes Catalanes. It is located between Plaza Universitat and Plaça España. The hotel itself has an impressive and classic exterior - a large brick building holds wide and ornate balconies. What lies beneath is a classic hotel with a traditional style. The lobby area is large with wooden floors and red and yellow checked couches.

One of the restaurant's outstanding features, of which they are very proud, is the theatre/restaurant that is attached to the hotel - Aquarella. This space is in the basement of the building. This old-school concept allows people to dine whilst watching performances in the theatre. The hotel also offers a rooftop pool and Jacuzzi.

Hotel Facilities

There is no fitness centre in the hotel. However. There is a pool on the terrace of the building. This is not heated and is open in the summer months (approximately June - October). There is also a small Jacuzzi on the roof terrace. There is also a bar on the roof terrace that is opened in the summer months.

The hotel's restaurant is contained within its theatre space. Here, buffet breakfast is available. The cuisine served for lunch and dinner is Mediterranean style. It is possible to eat with or without watching the show.

There is a small bar in the lobby area of the hotel. This is open all day.

No pets are allowed in the hotel.

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Business Facilities

There are no official meeting rooms in the hotel. However, the Aquarella theatre space is available to hire for functions and conferences. It holds 150 - 170 people. There is free Wi-Fi throughout the whole hotel for all guests. There are no computers in the hotel for guests' use.

Facilities for People with a disability

There are 2 rooms in the hotel that have been adapted for people with a disability use. They have widened doors and special showers. There are lifts to all floors.


There are a total of 80 rooms in the hotel, over 7 floors. All rooms are either twins or doubles. However, the Junior Suites are slightly bigger and have a private terrace.

The rooms that are street facing have balconies. For those hoping for a quiet room, it is best to reserve one at the back of the building. However, the rooms at the front of the building have double-glazed windows.

Room service is not available.

Hotel Location and Facilities

Aribau Cinema
Aribau Cinema

Hotel Sunotel Central is located directly opposite a large cinema. It also has a theatre and dining space on its premises. It therefore has much entertainment in close proximity. It is also located within less than five minutes walk from one of Barcelona's most well-known and loved patisseries - Escriba.

Escriba Queviures Murgadella
Escriba Queviures Murgadella

Gran Via itself holds more treats than just the cake shop. It is the home of many interesting shops and restaurants. It is worth looking out for the traditional Spanish deli-style shops - not only do they have classic façades, they also offer many shopping options for foodies.

The hotel is a ten-minute walk from Plaza de España. This square is home to some of Barcelona University's most important buildings. It is also the gateway to areas such as Plaça de Catalunya and the Ramblas.

How to travel from the airport to the hotel

Booking your airport transport in advance online

The advanced booking transfers below are independent of the the public transport system. This means if there is a public transport strike these services will continue to operate as normal and you will not be affected by the strike action.

Bus shared transfer from BCN Airport to designated drop off points

Price Single: €13.59
Price Return: €27.18

Book at least 48 hours in advance.

This service is the cheapest of the bus transport services from Barcelona airport to the city centre.

You would need to make your way to a meeting point at Barcelona airport. This service drops you off at designated drop off points. You would then need to make your own way to your hotel from there.

This service needs to be booked at least 48 hours before you need it but preferably a week before you need it. It is best to book early to ensure availability especially during peak tourist seasons from April to September.

Private transfer from BCN Airport

Price Single: €39.93
Price Return: €79.86

Book at least 48 hours in advance.

With a private transfer service the driver will be waiting for you at the designated meeting point given to you on the booking voucher. You will be travelling in one of the following car types (or similar): Volkswagen Passat, Skoda Superb, Citroen C5 or Peugeot 407. The driver will help you with your bags to the vehicle and then drive you to your hotel.

This service needs to be booked at least 48 hours in advance but preferably a week or two before you need the service to ensure availability.

Business class private transfer from BCN Airport

Price Single: €67.19
Price Return: €134.38

Book at least 48 hours in advance.

This is the highest quality private transport service specifically for people wanting a business-class quality service. This service is more expensive than the other transfer services however you will be travelling in a higher quality vehicle than a regular private transfer. Mercedes vehicles are used and will be one of the following: Mercedes E Class, Minivan Mercedes and V Class Mercedes depending on the number of people in your group. The driver will be dressed appropriately for a business environment - dark suit and white shirt and will assist you with your luggage. The pickup point at the airport is specified on your booking voucher. This service is suitable for business clients, VIP pick ups or if you have a special occasion.

This service needs to be booked at least 48 hours in advance but preferably a week or two before you need the service to ensure availability.

Public transport transfer options

Via Taxi: A taxi from the airport should take about 25 minutes.

Taxi Fare: €30.00  - €35.00

Via Train: The RENFE train leaves the airport every half an hour and will take you to Passeig de Gràcia in 25 minutes. You can either use the T-Casual transport ticket from the airport. The T-Casual ticket gives you 10 separate journeys on Barcelona public transport system or you can buy a single fare train ticket. You then change at Passeig de Gràcia onto the Purple Line metro and travel one stop to Universitat. Your hotel is then 5 minutes walk from the metro.

T-Casual Ticket: €11.35

RENFE Train Ticket Prices
Single ticket: €4.60

Via Bus: Take the 'Aerobus' to Plaça de Catalunya from directly outside the airport. The Aerobus generally runs every 10 - 15 minutes and the journey time is 30 minutes. The hotel is about a 15 minute walk from Plaça de Catalunya. You can take a taxi from the train station if you have lots of luggage. This will take about 5 minutes and cost around €5.00 - €6.00. Alternatively you can take the Red Line from Plaça de Catalunya to Universitat where the hotel is just 1 block away along Gran Via Corts Catalanes.

Car parks near Sunotel Central Hotel Barcelona

Car Park Name Address Approximate Walking Distance to Car Park in Meters
Villur Carrer del Comte d'Urgell, 56 400 m
Parking Urgel Floridablanca, 121 550 m
NN Aragó Aragó, 182 550 m
SABA BAMSA Urgell Compte d'Urgell, 12 700 m

In a nutshell

Sunotel Central Barcelona is a hotel for those who enjoy the old-time romance of hotels. There is a cabaret style theatre in its basement and the décor is classic. It is located close to the tourist attractions, but not the beach.

Sunotel Central Hotel
Gran Vía Corts Catalanes 570
08011 Barcelona, España.


MetroMetro: Universitat (Red Line, L1) and (Purple Line, L2)

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